- Written by Howard Koch
- Presented by MAS Theatre
- Directed by James Rayfield
- Mon., October 9 • 7 pm
- Tue., October 10 • 7 pm
- Wed., October 11 • 7 pm (call backs)
- Fri., October 27 • 8 pm
- Sun., October 29 • 2 pm
About the Show
War of the Worlds is a recreation of the original 1938 Mercury Radio Theatre broadcast of H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds, script written by Howard Koch. The set will be a radio broadcast stage with chairs, microphones, etc. Actors will have the scripts in hand as was done with radio theatre.
On Sunday, October 30, 1938, millions of radio listeners were shocked when radio news alerts announced the arrival of Martians. They panicked when they learned of the Martians’ ferocious and seemingly unstoppable attack on Earth. Many ran out of their homes screaming while others packed up their cars and fled.
Though what the radio listeners heard was a portion of Orson Welles’ adaptation of the well-known book, War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, many of the listeners believed what they heard on the radio was real.
Produced through special arrangement with Playscripts Inc.
- 6 males, age ranges vary